17 episodes

Every year we host an annual event – the Arabian & African Hospitality Investment Conference – in Dubai, where we host over 100 hospitality investment leaders from across the MEA region to share their expertise and insights on stage. And there are another 100 or more speakers that we couldn’t have on stage because of timing, availability or some challenge as the event is only for three days.

AHIC Talks is our new medium to ensure that we can still have these conversations and share them with the AHIC community. We hope you find them insightful and if you have any feedback, please share them with us at hello@ahic.com.

AHIC Talks Arabian & African Hospitality Investment Conference

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Every year we host an annual event – the Arabian & African Hospitality Investment Conference – in Dubai, where we host over 100 hospitality investment leaders from across the MEA region to share their expertise and insights on stage. And there are another 100 or more speakers that we couldn’t have on stage because of timing, availability or some challenge as the event is only for three days.

AHIC Talks is our new medium to ensure that we can still have these conversations and share them with the AHIC community. We hope you find them insightful and if you have any feedback, please share them with us at hello@ahic.com.

    Episode 17: Youssef Chraibi & Magespro Africa

    Episode 17: Youssef Chraibi & Magespro Africa

    AHIC Talks met with Youssef Chraibi, Managing Director of Magespro Africa, a project management and engineering firm focused into the African market to find out how the past 24 months have impacted their organisation and the markets they work in. We discussed what opportunities there are for the market, the geographies they are focused on for new business opportunities and how clients can minimise construction costs to maximise their returns.

    • 22 min
    Episode 16: David Keen & Michael Levie

    Episode 16: David Keen & Michael Levie

    Michael Levie and David Keen are co-founders of Kube Ventures, a new accelerator platform designed to transform the hospitality industry. The founders spoke about what inspired them and the different verticals created to solved different problems through various mediums. In their discussion with Marloes Knippenberg at AHIC, they will delve further into fostering transformation and change in hospitality.

    • 28 min
    Episode 15: Hon. Minister Najib Balala & Ministry of Tourism & Wildlife, Kenya

    Episode 15: Hon. Minister Najib Balala & Ministry of Tourism & Wildlife, Kenya

    In this episode, Matthew Weihs talks with Hon. Minister Najib Balala to see how tourism in Kenya is handling the pandemic and what can be done for future investment opportunities. The minister spoke about how infrastructure plays a big role during times of crisis as it enhances intra-Africa travel which offers plenty of opportunity for growth. Having recently confirmed his participation, Minister Balala will be joining over 100 speakers live in person on stage at AHIC in September. 

    • 20 min
    Episode 14: Carlos Khneisser & Hilton

    Episode 14: Carlos Khneisser & Hilton

    In this week's episode of AHIC Talks, Jonathan Worsley had a chat with Carlos Khneisser, who is Hilton's Vice President of Development for the Middle East and Africa region. They discussed how the hotel chain has been adapting to enormous changes by focusing on their people and the strength of their relationships with owners. Despite these challenges, they've made significant strides over the past year with the new deals done across the MEA region, with more opportunities brewing in the pipeline.

    • 18 min
    Episode 13 - Makram El Zyr & Rotana

    Episode 13 - Makram El Zyr & Rotana

    In this episode of AHIC talks, Jonathan Worsley spoke with Makram El Zyr, a second-generation hotelier whose father Selim El Zyr was one of the founding partners of Rotana. As the brand's Corporate VP of Development, Makram now leads the brand's ambitious expansion plans, focused on building their relationships with owners across every new project they move into.

    • 16 min
    Episode 12: Fuad Sajdi & Toggle Hospitality

    Episode 12: Fuad Sajdi & Toggle Hospitality

    In the latest episode of AHIC Talks, Fuad Sajdi shares his vision for Toggle Hospitality: to be your go-to digital marketplace for hotel FF&E procurement. This is a revolutionary idea that will save hotels manhours and time on sourcing supplies by providing them with one easy platform from which they can find everything their property needs in just seconds! Fuad also discussed with Jonathan Worsley the innovations planned in its roadmap to enhance the user experience.

    • 10 min

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